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Varshney in the Indian Express on Trump's Failed Coup

January 9, 2021

Trump supporters gather outside the Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington.

In his January 9th, 2021 Indian Express column, "Once Upon a Failed Coup", Varshney discusses what happened on Jnuary 6 in Washington.  He argues that Trump's coup failed for three reasons; the independence of courts, the vitality of American federalism, and the absence of military support for the mob and vigilantes. Read the full article.